Head of Investment Grade Credit
Charles Sanford is Head of Barings’ Investment Grade Credit Group. Charles manages the Investment Grade Corporate Credit and Securitized teams. Charles is responsible for the portfolio management of the firm’s multi-asset insurance client mandates as well as the investment grade corporate bond strategies. Charles has worked in the industry since 1994 and his experience has encompassed a wide range of financial services. He joined the firm in 2004 as a credit analyst, covering several sectors including food/beverage, chemicals and retail, and has been a portfolio manager since 2006. Prior to that, Charles worked at Booz, Allen and Hamilton as a management consultant and Bell South, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions and internal consulting projects. He also co-founded and ran an angel capital firm, University Angels, during the early days of the internet, where he raised money for early-stage technology companies. Charles holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.